Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week - February 6, 2019

In the weekly Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week, the Montreal bookstore recommends several new works of fiction, art books, periodicals, and comics. Librairie Drawn & Quarterly is one of Montreal's premiere independent bookstores. Black Leopard Red Wolf by Marlon James Marlon James highly anticipated science fiction debut is here! The first installment in the Dark Star trilogy, Black Leopard Red Wolf does not disappoint. The Dantesque epic leads readers on a journey through rea...
Tags: Music, David, Montreal, Donald Trump, Ghana, James, Wolf, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Librairie Drawn Quarterly Books of the Week, Librairie Drawn Quarterly, Sturm, Maria Popova, Popova, Angie Thomas, Aminah, Black Leopard Red Wolf

Mo’Nique: I Wasn’t Shading Whoopi Goldberg When I Called Her “The Help”

Even though her comments referring to Whoopi Goldberg as “the help” came off as hella shady, Mo’Nique insists that wasn’t her intention because Whoopi is her “sister.”Last month, in an interview with Vulture, Mo’Nique talked about that time on The View when Whoopi Goldberg told her she could have “schooled” her on how to make moves in Hollywood (e.g. promoting a film she’s starring in and not being a “difficult” person to work with), and how, especially after their conversation backstage, she fe...
Tags: Videos, Celebs, Hollywood, Pop Culture, Jazz, Whoopi Goldberg, Monique, Celebrity Interviews, E, Mo Nique, Whoopi, Daily Pop Mo Nique

Video Shows Hazleton Area High School Security Punching Black Female Student

A viral video shows a shocking and violent restraint of a black female student at a high school in Pennsylvania.The disturbing video—recorded at Hazleton Area High School in Hazleton, Pennsylvania—shows a chaotic scene in which uniformed security personnel attempt to restrain a teenage girl. One security officer, a white male, is seen punching the girl in her legs before grabbing her by the hair and slamming her head onto a table.A cafeteria full of students can be heard shouting and yelling for...
Tags: Facebook, Pennsylvania, Jazz, Harry, WNEP, Scranton, Hazleton, Hazleton Pennsylvania, Hazleton Area High School, WBRE, Brian Uplinger, Hazleton Area School District, BuzzFeed News Uplinger, BuzzFeed Hazleton, Emi Cespedes She, Rocco Petrone

Spotify Stock Slides On Earnings, Acquisition News [UPDATE]

UPDATED: Spotify was down 2.83% at the close of trading Wednesday and kept falling in after hours trading, after the streamer's Q2 earnings report. As of 5:20 PM ET Wednesday, the stock had fallen another 1.43%, trading at $133.51. Strong user growth and its first ever profitable quarter were offset by lower than anticipated earnings and the acquisition of podcasters Gimlet ($230 million) and Anchor (undisclosed,) as part of a buying spree that execs admit could top $500 million. MORE:...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Bruce Houghton, Spotify Stock Slides On Earnings Acquisition News

It's out there if you look hard enough ... Live jazz in ROC, February 7-13

Every Wednesday, every week, you'll find the next seven days of jazz in and around Rochester right here on JazzRochester. Sign up for our email list to get your local jazz goodness every week (plus, whatever else I publish from time to time).  Check us out on social media (links at the top of the column to the right). Whatever floats your boat.... Start here, but if you hear about something that I haven't added below, please drop me a line (use the Contact Us link above),  give me the deets and...
Tags: Jazz, Rochester, Cornell, Bill Stewart, Vinny, Hanna, Roc, Fairport, Dave Holland, Pat Metheny, John Scofield, Kenny Barron, Fallsview Casino, Alan Murphy, Salvatore, Scott Bradlee

Liam Neeson Wanted to Kill a Black Man After His Friend Was Raped, But Swears He’s “Not Racist”

On Tuesday morning (Feb. 5), Liam Neeson—the actor best known for playing the same role in every movie—appeared on Good Morning America to clear up allegations that he’s stone-cold racist.The day before, the UK’s Independent published an interview with the actor in which he revealed he had once roamed the streets for an entire week searching for a random “black bastard” to kill after a close friend of his was allegedly raped by a black man.This somehow related to his role in the new movie Cold P...
Tags: UK, Celebs, Television, Virginia, Earth, Pop Culture, Jazz, Liam Neeson, God, Good Morning America, Robin Roberts, Neeson, Foot In Mouth, Boney, That's Racist, Jesse Kelly

Jussie Smollett Calls Himself the “Gay Tupac” in First Public Appearance Since Alleged Attack

Jussie Smollett performed a concert at the Troubadour in West Hollywood over the weekend. It was his first public appearance since he was allegedly attacked in Chicago earlier in the week.Before singing a note, Smollett talked to the crowd about the alleged attack in which two masked men punched him in the face, poured bleach on him, tied a noose around his neck, and hurled racial and homophobic slurs at him.Smollett said those close to him didn’t even want to do the concert, but he said he had ...
Tags: Celebs, Los Angeles, Chicago, Tupac, Gay, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, Jazz, West Hollywood, Jussie Smollett, Smollett, Keith Boykin

Ozzy Osbourne Hospitalized With Flu Complications, Wife Sharon Confirms

Ozzy Osbourne recently had to postpone the entire leg of his European tour after dealing with the flu, and now, his wife Sharon Osbourne has revealed via Twitter that the 70-year-old rock legend is in the hospital.“As some of you may have heard, Ozzy was admitted to hospital following some complications from the flu,” Sharon said in a tweet. “His doctors feel this is the best way to get him on a quicker road to recovery. Thanks to everyone for their concern and love.”As some of you may have hear...
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20 Valentine's Day Gifts That Aren't Obvious

Finding a meaningful gift for Valentine's Day always seems trickier than buying presents for any of the other holidays of the year. They need to check off the boxes for being thoughtful and heartfelt; they have to fall in line with whatever obscure relationship stage you and your significant other fall under; and most of all, they need to have that special personal touch that reminds them just why you love them (and just why they love you too). On top of all that, you also want a gift that will...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Polaroid, Valentine, Porter, Zeppelin, Pats, Ari, Amazon Anyone, Matchesfashion, Roxanne Assoulin, Oliver Bonas, Urban Outfitters Photo Courtesy of Urban, Nordstrom Photo Courtesy of Nordstrom, Moda Operandi Photo Courtesy of Moda Operandi, Anthropologie Photo Courtesy of Anthropologie

18 Valentine's Day Gifts That Aren't Obvious

Finding a meaningful gift for Valentine's Day always seems trickier than buying presents for any of the other holidays of the year. They need to check off the boxes for being thoughtful and heartfelt; they have to fall in line with whatever obscure relationship stage you and your significant other fall under; and most of all, they need to have that special personal touch that reminds them just why you love them (and just why they love you too). On top of all that, you also want a gift that will...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Polaroid, Valentine, Porter, Zeppelin, Pats, Ari, Matchesfashion, Roxanne Assoulin, Urban Outfitters Photo Courtesy of Urban, Nordstrom Photo Courtesy of Nordstrom, Moda Operandi Photo Courtesy of Moda Operandi, Anthropologie Photo Courtesy of Anthropologie, Kara Photo Courtesy of Kara, Jaxon Lane Bro

New Music: Nicki Minaj “Bust Down Barbiana”

Nicki Minaj returned with her ‘Queen Radio’ show on Apple Music’s Beats 1 last weekend. During the live broadcast, the Young Money star revealed her fifth studio album was complete and that she plans to drop a bunch of freestyles leading up to its first single. After dropping remixes of Meek Mill and Drake’s “Going Bad” and Lil’ Baby and Gunna’s “Drip Too Hard,” Nicki is back with another one. This time, the Queen Barbz hops on Blueface’s popular “Thotiana” anthem. Hear “Bust Down Barbiana” ...
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Every Game Of Thrones Cast Member With A GoT Tattoo

Of all the beloved TV shows leaving our lives in 2019, Game of Thrones is the one that cuts the deepest — and only partly because the sword is made from Valyrian steel. The HBO hit officially begins its swan song on April 14th with the airing of the first episode of the eighth and final season, leaving millions of fans wondering how the hell they'll spend their Sunday nights from now on.The anxiety hasn't just kicked up now that more teasers and set photos are making the rounds on Reddit and Tw...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Hbo, Williams, Sydney, Reddit, Clarke, Miley Cyrus, Vanity Fair, Turner, Zoe Kravitz, Lena Headey, Khaleesi, Arya, Ned Stark, Frazer Harrison Getty

The Best Small Space Furniture Buys For Under $150

Living the small space lifestyle is an ongoing battle of trying to do more with the less. Sometimes, after an exhaustive search, we strike the furniture jackpot with a piece that epitomizes our spacial, stylistic, and budgetary trifecta. But just because these home buys are a rarity, doesn't mean that there aren't multiple viable options out there...It's a matter of finding the time to hunt them down.If turning small space furniture hunting into a full-time job isn't in the cards right now, don...
Tags: Amazon, Fashion, Music, Walmart, Kris Jenner, Avignon, Anthropologie, Christopher Knight, Noble House Ardine Mid Century Modern Loveseat, Wrought Studio Tidwell Standard Bookcase, Shelf Wooden Gavin Rolling Cart, Better Homes Gardens Bedford Leaning Desk, Sauder Dakota Pass Lift Top Coffee Table, Lemoor Mid Century Storage Ottoman, Joss Main Ospina Basics Baker

OZZY OSBOURNE Hospitalized From Flu Complications

We hope Ozzy gets better! The post OZZY OSBOURNE Hospitalized From Flu Complications appeared first on Metal Injection.
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Redman – “Trap House”

Muddy Waters Too dropping soon sometime.
Tags: Jazz, Songs, Redman

Locksmith – “Ghost” f. Jarren Benton (Video)

Off the Bay Area rapper's ALI album, out now.
Tags: Videos, Jazz, Bay Area, Jarren Benton, Kato, Locksmith

Virginia Attorney General Says He Wore Blackface As A Tribute To Rappers Like Kurtis Blow

On Wednesday, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring released a statement admitting to wearing blackface at a college party in 1980. According to the statement, Herring claimed that when he was a 19-year-old college student, his friends "suggested we attend a party dressed like rappers we listened to at the time, like Kurtis Blow, and perform … More »
Tags: Music, News, Virginia, Mark Herring, Ralph Northam, Kurtis Blow

Jay-Z Hires A Lawyer For 21 Savage

As you know, Atlanta rapper 21 Savage was arrested by ICE for reported VISA issues. Much of the industry has come forth in full support of 21 and his team also started a petition for the rapper to be released. A letter from Georgia Congressman and representative Henry C. “Hank” Johnson soon followed. TMZ now reports that 21 is getting even more help, this time with some legal action by Jay-Z — who has hired a lawyer to help with the case. A statement was later released by Hov and Roc Nation. ...
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Ezri Bodies J. Cole’s “Middle Child” for LA Leakers Freestyle

The Cleveland spitter is ready for his moment.
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20 movies to see at the Red Bull Music Festival LA film series

In the late 1970s, when punk rock still seemed dangerous – no, it’s true, kids, you can ask your mom and dad – the venerable old Ukrainian Cultural Center in East Hollywood was one of the few places in Los Angeles willing to host shows for bands such as Black Flag and Bad Brains, the Minutemen and the Circle Jerks. These days it’s home to tamer events like the centennial of the late great Ukrainian-American actor Volodymyr Palahniuk – you may know him as Oscar-winning actor Jack Palance – or the...
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Can't Stop, Won't Stop: The Maximalist Thrills of 'Black Leopard, Red Wolf'

Unless they're killing or trying to avoid being killed, nobody in the otherworldy Africa of Black Leopard, Red Wolf knows how to stop talking. Part of this is because this fantasy is being told to us by a garrulous wordsmith, a trickster and fixer known as Tracker. He's spinning a tale, certainly tall but shot through with memory pangs and bone ache, to an unspecified "inquisitor" and seems to have plenty of time on his hands:This cell is larger than the one before. I smell the dried blood of ex...
Tags: Music, Review, Fiction, Africa, Book Review, Jamaica, Leopard, Tracker, James, Marlon James, Martin, Riverhead Books, Kava, Black Leopard Red Wolf, Maximalist Thrills of Black Leopard Red Wolf, Africa of Black Leopard Red Wolf

8 Nail-Polish Colors That Will Be Huge In 2019

The most common strategy for choosing a nail color is to fall back on whatever feels the most seasonally appropriate. This time of year, that probably looks something like standing in your bathroom on a Saturday morning with a bottle of polish in each hand, weighing whether the candy-heart red or your barely-there pink feels more apropos for the girls-only Valentine's Day bar crawl you're already running late for.Don't panic: We found a way to make the tedious decision-making process a little e...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Kendall Jenner, Chanel, Nails Inc, Essie, Christian Louboutin, Don, Ben Jerry, Saunders, OPI, MEGHAN MARKLE, Deborah Lippmann, Michelle Saunders, Smith Cult, Sarah Gibson Tuttle

Peel On, Peel Off: The Indecisive Person's Cheap Solution To Trendy Home Decor

Thanks to its regular appearances everywhere from Instagram to HGTV to HGTV's Instagram, it can be hard to imagine a time when wallpaper was considered anything other than the height of cool. And yet, as New York-based interior designer Sasha Bikoff explains, it has something of a shadowy history. "Wallpapers in the past were limiting. There weren't that many options and it felt very generic. Now wallpapers are super artful and are breaking the boundaries between art and design," she says. Ph...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Instagram, Kris Jenner, Hgtv, Don, Joanna, Vic, WallsNeedLove, Sasha Bikoff, Bikoff, Voutsa, Jessica Schuster

Mahalia – “Do Not Disturb”

The UK singer's first release of the year.
Tags: UK, Jazz, Songs, Mahalia

I Make $90K — & I Used My Vacation Days To Interview For A New Job

In our series Salary Stories , women with long-term career experience open up about the most intimate details of their jobs: compensation. It’s an honest look at how real people navigate the complicated world of negotiating, raises, promotions, and job loss, with the hope it will give young women more insight into how to advocate for themselves — and maybe take a few risks along the way.Additionally, we are joining forces with SoFi for the next few months to bring you career tips and coaching. ...
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USC Study: Percentage Of Women In The Music Business Hasn’t Improved

The study conducted by Dr. Stacy L. Smith found that the number of women working as artists remained stagnant at 17%. Of songwriters, women represented 12.3% of the credits affiliated with the test group of 100 songs — over half did not feature a single female writer. Among producers, women numbered only 2 percent, in line with the previous year. On a brighter note, representation by people of color was up. – Variety
Tags: Art, Music, Usc, Stacy L Smith, 02.05.19

Huawei’s A.I. has finished Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony, and we’ve heard it

We all know computers can be used to make music, but can artificial intelligence be used to not only generate music, but complete one of the most famous unfinished symphonies of all time? Huawei has used its A.I. to find out. The post Huawei’s A.I. has finished Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony, and we’ve heard it appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Mobile, Music, Trends, Artificial Intelligence, Home Theater, Huawei, Schubert, Symphony No.8, Unfinished Symphony

We Tested Morphe's Controversial New Foundation — & This Is What We Think

Welcome to Unfiltered, where we give our honest, no-B.S. reviews of the most buzzed-about beauty products, brands, and services on the market right now.Launching a complexion line in 2019 no longer looks like five shades with one undertone and one standard finish. We expect the products on shelves to reflect the diverse, unique faces of the people wearing (and spending cash on) them. Thanks to O.G. makeup brands like MAC and Make Up For Ever, and new industry leaders like Fenty, we're making pr...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Mac, AINA, Ulta, Fenty, Jaclyn Hill, Morphe, Jeffree Star, Jackie Aina, Ariana Romero, Myles McCormick, Alyssa Ashley, Carolyn Negri, Patia Braithwaite Health, Controversial New Foundation

Arkansas Politician Speaks Out Against Concert Poster Depicting Him Eating A Baby

Arkansas state senator Jason Rapert has called for a boycott of a music venue after seeing a show poster that depicts him eating a baby. The poster in question, for the New Orleans sludge metal band EYEHATEGOD, advertises a show that's taking place at Little Rock venue Vino's. As Metal Injection reports, the … More »
Tags: Music, News, Arkansas, New Orleans, Little Rock, Jason Rapert, Vino

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